Chet Baker: Sextet (1954-5) 10″ Pacific Jazz/ Vogue

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Selection: Tommyhawk Artists Chet Baker (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Bud Shank (baritone saxophone) Russ Freeman (piano) Carson Smith (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Radio Annex, Los Angeles, CA, September 9 & 15, 1954 Music: Tommyhawk or Tomahawk? Typical mid ’50s West Coast … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Way Out West (1957) Contemporary Vogue

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Track Selection 1: I’m an Old Cow Hand (Mercer) Selection 2: Solitude (Ellington) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957, engineer Roy duNann, produced by Lester Koenig. Selections: Rollins delighted in cheesy material … Continue reading

Bill Evans A Simple Matter of Conviction (1966)

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Capture The Flag!! New competition! Which is better: British or American? Head-to-head, a War of Independence Rematch, British versus US pressing.  The scientific test, a Bill Evans recording from 1966, the rather beautiful “A simple Matter of Conviction” on Verve. For reasons … Continue reading

Jack Montrose Sextet (1955)

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Selected track: “Listen Hear” (crackles a little at the start – you will too at that age – subsides soon after) I> Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bar/s) Conte Candoli (t) Paul Moer (p) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne(d)  Recorded  May 6 … Continue reading

Shelly Manne “Boss Sounds!” 1966

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Track Selection: “Margie” Artists Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Strozier (as) Russ Freeman (p) Monte Budwig (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded “Shelly’s Manne-Hole”, Hollywood, CA, June 20, 1966 Music A nice quality recording and good listening West Coast  jazz with the … Continue reading

Shelly Manne at the BlackHawk (1960)

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Sample (long) from volume 1: “Summertime” Live at the BlackHawk. Being relatively new to West Coast jazz, a helpful steer from the Penguin Jazz  Core Collection pointed me at Shelly Manne and his four volume “Live at the BlackHawk” . Recorded over … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “Tomorrow is the Question” (1959)

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Pictures upgraded April 15, 2020 Track Selection: “Tomorrow is the Question!” .  .  . Artists Don Cherry, cornet; Ornette Coleman, alto sax; Red Mitchell, bass;  Shelly Manne, drums; recorded  Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1959 Music Perhaps tame by future … Continue reading